Trying Yoga with beginners mind

Trying something new with a beginners mind shouldn’t be very hard, should it? Well, sometimes it is. Sometimes, there’s stuff coming in between. At least for me. There’s arrogance, for example. A sense of, I already know this, I “just” need to be shown how to practice it… In my teenage years I became very…

From mind-FULL-ness to mindfulness

There’s this famous Zen story where a Buddhist scholar is visiting a Zen master with the intention to study under the master. On arrival, the visiting scholar starts talking about all his knowledge and insights, and he goes on and on. The master listens patiently and then starts to prepare tea. When it is ready…